The problem with being recognized as a creative genius is that you’ve got to live up to it 24/7. Kool Keith was given such a mantle upon the release of the Dr. Octagonecologist album, and it’s not something he seems happy about: on the first track of First Come, First Served, he–as Dr. Dooom–kills Octagon. It’s the perfect move for Keith, and it sets the tone for the album, which is a mix of humorous tracks (“Neighbors Next Door,” which asks you to imagine having Keith and Jacky Jasper living in the next apartment, and “You Live at Home with Your Mom”) and songs on which Keith lays down the law (“No Chorus” and “Leave Me Alone”). Few MCs could hope to match Keith, but here–rapping fat grooves (produced by Kutmasta Kurt, more innovative than most) and settling lots of personal scores! Dooom might just be Octagon’s better.
He comes in many forms and many incarnations, but his style is distinctly his own. Just as there’s no mistaking his smooth lyrical delivery and searing hip-hop prose with its underlying edgy beats, there’s no denying the incredible force that is Kool Keith. Whether as a founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs, or in the guises of his renegade rap personas Dr. Octagon and Dr. Dooom, Keith has established himself as an innovative lyricist whose erudite raps push the envelope to the limit. When Keith Teams up with KutMasta Kurt on the production – they arguably create the best albums in his catalog.
Another Mello Music Group banger on beautiful colored wax! 13 new tracks, all featuring many of hip hop’s best: Bars Murre; Bumpy Knuckles; Craig G; Dirt Nasty; EDO.G; Godfather Don; M.F. DOOM; Mac Mall; Necro; Psycho Les; Ras Kass; Sadat X; and Slug. Audio is up on the item detail page @ UGHH so take a listen.
CD also shipping.
Another upcoming Mello Music Group banger on beautiful colored wax! 13 new tracks, all featuring many of hip hop’s best: Bars Murre; Bumpy Knuckles; Craig G; Dirt Nasty; EDO.G; Godfather Don; M.F. DOOM; Mac Mall; Necro; Psycho Les; Ras Kass; Sadat X; and Slug. We added the audio for the track featuring M.F. DOOM on the item detail page so go take a listen.
CD also available for pre-order.
After time travelling with L’Orange on the Time?Astonishing EP and delivering a new episode of his “Total Orgasm” mixtape series, Kool Keith aka Tashan Dorrsett is back at work with producer Junkaz Lou in order to preach and teach the Galaxy about his religion and lead all you lost sheep and freaks into the light of God. “The Preacher” is yet another classic scripture by Kool Keith coming straight from the Junkadelic Temple.
CD also ships this week.
Extremely rare vinyl single that we were able to restock directly from Kutmasta Kurt and only a few are left! Unreleased archive track recorded in 1994, produced bythe original producer of Dr. Octagon, Kutmasta Kurt. On yellow vinyl.
Also check out the corresponding Big Willie Smith Vinyl Single.